“This series fills a gap of good reading for five- to seven-year-olds. It gives them a proper grown-up reading experience that is accessible but also has emotional weight.”

Julia Marshall

All’s Happy that Ends Happy

All’s Happy that Ends Happy is the final book in the acclaimed and beloved chapter book series My Happy Life that celebrates Dani’s special ability to be happy and make others happy too.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

  • Description

    It is spring and Dani is going to Rome for her father’s wedding. But Ella is not invited; Dad said no. What will Ella think when she learns she hasn’t been invited to her best friend’s dad’s wedding?

    This is the final book about Dani and Ella’s friendship. The road between them has become longer and longer. They almost never meet. Will their friendship survive the distance?

    Read all the My Happy Life series:

    My Happy Life

    My Heart is Laughing

    When I Am Happiest

    Life According to Dani

    See You When I See You

    Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Sweden
    Reader Age 5-7 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Outside In World

      The humour is carefully calibrated so that the real anxieties of a child experiencing the different challenges of life are balanced with some funny episodes and dialogue complemented by the expressive pen-and-ink black-and-white artwork of Eva Eriksson.

    2. The Horn Book

      the heart of the story, and its appeal, remains in its emotional authenticity…The text’s short chapters are filled with perfectly chosen details. The scratchy black-and-white drawings convey subtext in their composition…Once again, this Swedish author-illustrator duo demonstrates the rich potential of the early chapter book.

    3. Booklist Online

      Fans of the Dani series won’t want to miss this endearing story…The simply written story reflects its main character’s hopeful outlook, while remaining grounded in fine-tuned emotional realism. Appearing throughout the book, Eriksson’s wonderfully expressive ink drawings capture the tone of the text while portraying the characters with individuality, sensitivity, and humor. A satisfying conclusion to the lively Swedish chapter-book series that began with My Happy Life.

    4. Red Reading Hub

      This book is longer than any of the previous ones but Rose Lagercrantz’s terrific, gently humorous text is conveniently broken up into seven parts, each comprising short chapters with plenty of Eva Eriksson’s utterly charming, splendidly expressive black-and-white illustrations throughout. A smashing solo read, but also a lovely read aloud.

    5. Lancashire Evening Post

      This chapter book series – perfect for young readers moving away from picture books – fills the reading gap with its compelling combination of superb storytelling, emotive illustration and a clever balance of adventure and real life issues … The success of this series, with its funny, charming stories, lies in its emotional power, appealing characters and its child’s eye view of the world… a place of warmth, wonder, love and learning.

    6. Midwest Book Review

      Delightfully entertaining from first page to last, and enhanced with the inclusion of black-and-white line drawings by artist/illustrator Eva Eriksson

    7. School Library Journal

      Lagercrantz’s heartfelt story touches upon many realistic issues that young children may face, including the loss of a parent, parents dealing with depression, and adjusting to moving away from friends. Fans of the previous books in this series will again be delighted by this gentle, realistic depiction of two girls coping with big life changes while maintaining their friendship.

    8. Kirkus Starred Review

      Readers are treated to another stellar Dani and Ella story, enriched with Eriksson’s inimitable (and happily, copious) pen-and-ink illustrations that express astonishingly subtle expressions and attitudes with simple lines. As in the other books in the series, this one brings a perspicacious perspective, a natural humor, a solid theme of friendship, and Dani’s belief in life’s capacity to bring happiness.

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